The People of the Abyss
Written when London arrived in England at the age of 25, this book gives a firsthand account of the poor, the menial workers, the homeless, and the perpetually unemployed among whom he lived in the slums of London's East End at the turn of the 20th century. It is a sensitive portrayal of daily life on the margins of society that culminates in a searing indictment of modern industrialism's mistreatment of workers and the poverty-stricken and its propensity for transferring wealth to the rich.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Castlelass - LibraryThing
Jack London’s memoir about the time he spent in London’s East End in 1902. It is a piece of immersive journalist in which he poses as an American sailor temporarily out of work. He describes his first ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drsabs - LibraryThing
The early chapters are especially good as they tell stories of Jack London's interactions with east enders. The photographs of the east end are an important part of the book. Read full review